"No trace of the other #radioactive products (e.g. #caesium) found in the event of a #nuclear accident. Most likely source of detected #Iodine a plant for the production of #radioactive elements for medical use"
Concerns about a potential, and so far unsubstantiated, nuclear "incident", reportedly in the vicinity of the Arctic circle, spread in the past week after trace amounts of radioactive Iodine-131 of unknown origin were detected in January over large areas in Europe according to a report by a French nuclear watchdog.
With the general public, market participants certainly included, closely following everything that comes out of Trump's mouth, below is the President's weekly address in which he may reflect on yesterday's "surreal" press conference and today's meeting with Boeing executives.
The EU and other US trading partners have begun laying the groundwork for a legal challenge to a US border tax proposal in a move that could trigger the biggest case in World Trade Organisation history.
"... a mathematician thinks in numbers, a lawyer in laws, and an idiot thinks in words. These words don’t amount to anything. I think you have to draw the conclusion that there is a global riot against pseudo-experts... It has nothing to do with fascism. It has to do with the faux-experts problem and a world with too many experts."
With concerns about protectionism rising, whether in the context of the Border Adjustment Tax or simple tariffs, Barclays has compiled a useful table sumamrizing what goods America's top trading partners export to the US for - mostly cheaper - consumption, compared to domestically produced equivalents.